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Old 05-01-2014, 11:43 AM
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Just wondering if there is a replacement battery for the Futaba 14SG since the LiFe battery for the radio isn't available in the U.S.? I would love to replace the stock battery. Thanks

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Old 05-01-2014, 12:59 PM
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We can only recommend the stock battery pack:

FUTM1482 NT5F1800B NIMH TX BATT 14SG
Old 05-01-2014, 01:03 PM
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Right, but since there is a LiFe pack made for the radio since it comes with a spacer for that pack, is it going to at least be made available for those of us in the U.S.? The part number for that pack is even included in the manual. If not, why include the spacer?

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Old 05-02-2014, 07:12 AM
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The Futaba battery pack won't be available in North America because of its pricing. Plus, you will need a special charger for it, too, which also ramps up the cost.
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Well, I guess that sucks. Thanks for replying.

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Old 05-06-2014, 07:25 PM
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At this years AMA Expo I asked at the Futaba booth about LiFe batteries, this is the one would they told me would work. Bax can you confirm this. Thanks. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...EARCH=hcam6521

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Old 07-08-2014, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Jary12th View Post
At this years AMA Expo I asked at the Futaba booth about LiFe batteries, this is the one would they told me would work. Bax can you confirm this. Thanks. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...EARCH=hcam6521

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I would say yes.

They list the HCAM6521 for use in the 14SG.

I going to give it a shot in mine.


http://www.lifesourcebatteries.com/t...ter-packs.html




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Old 07-09-2014, 06:16 AM
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As the Futaba Support rep, we can only recommend the stock Futaba battery packs.
Old 07-13-2014, 01:11 PM
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The stock Futaba battery pack lasts me for weeks without recharging!

Can't understand why people want to switch to a pack that offers only slightly more mAH???

....and you have to charge it with a special charger!!!

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